Lost and abandoned fishing gear is one of the most significant contributor’s to the earth’s plastic problem. Although single use plastics such as plastic straws, water bottles, and grocery bags are often targeted by environmental groups, fishing gear is a far bigger problem in the ocean garbage situation. Global Ghost Gear Initiative was started by World Animal Protection in 2015 to address the issue.
Excerpted from an article by Neil Schulman, published in Adventure Kayak Magazine.
The year was 1993... and one of the most enduring kayaks ever made paddled onto the sea.
The Romany was produced by Nigel Dennis Kayaks - now Sea Kayaking UK - in Anglesey, Wales. It was designed to be easy to handle in rough conditions, neutral in wind, fun in the surf, have enough speed and gear storage for several days, and be strong enough to withstand a good whack on the rocks. The Romany introduced keyhole cockpits, day hatches, and skegs to North American seas.
Excerpted from an article by Wendy Killoran, published by Adventure Kayak Magazine.
Most epic kayak journeys start with a paddle stroke, but this trans-Atlantic kayak crossing was unique.
Dan Colodney was involved in a mishap at the notorious Oregon Inlet at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina when he was separated from his NDK Explorer kayak in May 2003. Colodney’s kayak drifted for nearly a year at the whim of ocean currents. It turned up floating off the shores of France.